- The ins and outs of booting Linux on the Mac, Larry Stotler, Linux on the Low End, 07.31. "Old World" Macs can't boot directly into Linux. They need to boot the Classic Mac OS first, then pass control over to Linux.
- More laptop cooling ideas, more on FireWire installation of OS X, Flash Player and iCab, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 07.31. Three more laptop cooling solutions, ins and outs of installing Tiger via FireWire Disk Mode, getting Flash Player working with iCab, and where to find support for the eMac.
- A $25 iMac! It's a steal, but what to do with it?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 07.28. A $25 iMac (less mouse and keyboard) from the local thrift shop was a great find, but what would be the best way to put it to use?
- Apple 'Books now 12% of market, MacBook Pro's 'daft power supply', pimp your MacBook, and more, The 'Book Review, 07.28. Also more Americans taking laptops to work on vacation, updates on MacBook noise and discoloration, dozens of burned Dell laptops, bargain 'Books from $335 to $1,799, and more.
- Is 512 MB enough?, Macs gain share in business, wireless Mighty Mouse, Toast adds Blu-ray support, and more, Mac News Review, 07.28. Also OWC's FireWire 400 & 800/USB 2.0/eSATA drives, miniXpress 160 GB drive, Jeep flash drives, SteerMouse supports up to 8 buttons plus vertical and horizontal scrolling, and miniStat2 system monitor.
- The secret life of computers, Ted Hodges, Vintage Mac Living, 06.26. Fiction: What kind of things are your Macs up to while you're asleep? They just might be plaing games.
- Italy, a virtually untapped market ready for the Mac, Charles Webb, PowerBook Beat, 07.27. iPods are everywhere in Italy, but finding a Mac in use or a dealer that sells them is another story.
- Boot Camp means Windows voodoo, Core 2 Quad due in Q4, creating a PowerPC/Intel boot drive, and more, The Macintel Report, 07.27. Also, a Mac user who switched to Windows circa 1995 is looking seriously at Macintel hardware, Intel is pushing dual-core everywhere, and 'Montecito' could be Itanium's last chance.
- Maximizing the PowerBook 3400c, Jason Schrader, Maximize Your Mac, 07.26. Once you've acquied a PowerBook 3400c, which OS should you use, what software should you install, and how should you upgrade the hardware?
- Preparing your PCI Power Mac for Linux, Larry Stotler, Linux on the Low End, 07.26. How powerful a CPU do you need? How much memory? Do you need a faster drive controller? Are some video cards better than others?
- MacBook pleases, but two weeks for repair is excessive, Andrew J Fishkin, The Mobile Mac, 07.25. The 13" MacBook has replaced 12" and 15" PowerBooks and makes a very nice Windows gaming machine, but nobody should have to wait 14 days for Apple to fix their new computer.
- 23 reasons Microsoft's Zune is doomed, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report, 07.25. The iPod's mantra is simplify, simplify, simplify. Microsofts seems to be complexify, complexify, complexify. And we all know which consumers prefer.
- 7 tools for keeping your laptop (uh, notebook) cool, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 07.24. A quick look at the Podium CoolPad, ChillMat, ChillHubs, Laptop Desk, Xpad, iLap, and iBreeze - seven stands designed to keep you 'Books running cooler.
- The Joys of Classic Computing, Tyler Sable, Classic Restorations, 07.24. While older computers can't do as much as quickly as modern one, sometimes good enough is really all you need.
- PowerBook 1400 one of the best PowerBooks ever, Nathan Thompson, Embracing Obsolescence, 07.21. "How embarrassing for me to be so taken my a computer, but I am greatly impressed."
- 'Why I won't buy an Intel Mac', Mac users left out of MS Messenger plans, identify your iMac, and more, Mac News Review, 07.21. Also a case for Apple's remote, first speaker phone with VOIP voice control for the Mac, waterproof iPod shuffle housing, and MouseZoom X speeds up your cursor.
- MacBook heat, random shut down, MagSafe mod for car/plane use, extend your 'Book's battery life, and more, The 'Book Review, 07.21. Also frying an egg on a MacBook, stupid MacBook tricks, flash drives to dominate notebook market by 2013, Daystar's 1.92 GHz PowerBook G4 upgrade, cooling stands, bargain 'Books from $259 to $2,829, and more.
- Apple selling Parallels, updates Boot Camp; Intel Core 2 'fastest desktop processor'; 'Woodcrest' expected in Mac Pro, The Macintel Report, 07.20. Apple Stores are now selling Parallels Desktop, why "Woodcrest" will probably power the next pro Mac, and reviewers impressed with Core 2 CPUs.
- Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard': Which Macs should make the cut?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 07.19. Looking at all of the models supported by Tiger, there's just one Mac that Apple should probably drop support for in Leopard. Just one.
- Why run Linux on a low-end Mac?, Larry Stotler, Linux on the Low End, 07.19. Linux supports older video cards and requires less RAM than Mac OS X, and it lets you run modern browsers not available under OS 9.
- Upgrade your Pismo with a dual-layer DVD burner, Jason Schrader, Maximize Your Mac, 07.19. If you want to add a DVD burner to your PowerBook Pismo, FastMac's new dual-layer SuperDrive merits serious consideration.
- Suggestions for converting AIFF to MP3 in iTunes, taken on eBay?, G4 upgrades, and low end Mac sadness, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 07.19. Reader suggestions for getting iTunes to convert AIFF to MP3, checking for dual processors, the upgradability of the Power Mac G4, and disappointment over discarded Macs.
- Panther on a G3 iMac, B&W G3 sold, and the state of my other Macs, Nathan Thompson, Embracing Obsolescence, 07.18. Although running OS X 10.3.9 on a 6-year-old iMac, the author still maintains his stable of older Macs running the Classic Mac OS.
- More ways to add OS 9 features to OS X, modem problems with MacBook and USB modem, Opera problem, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 07.17. Also potential problems using Target Disk Mode to install the OS, using Classic on Intel Macs, value of Pismo G4 upgrades, "Tiger" on a G3 iMac, better laptop ergonomics, and more.
- Edu-iMac no longer sold to invididuals, gray box problem solved, French interoperability law, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 07.14. Also suggested ways to use iSight in the classroom, problems converting AIFF to MP3 in iTunes, and thoughts about movie downloads via iTMS.
- iMovie a great tool for getting started with video editing, putting your movies on DVD, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 07.14. If you've got old videos you want to put on DVD, you can pay someone else to do simple dubs, or you can invest a little of your own time, add titles, delete unwanted scenes, and make a much better DVD yourself.
- Exploding laptops, ExpressCard 34 roll-out, 1.75 GHz G4 upgrade, SeisMac, and more, The 'Book Review, 07.14. Also MacBook reviews, problems using disk images to install Windows on Intel Macs, nylon vs. leather cases, 160 GB hard drive upgrade, size matters, and bargain 'Books from $280 to $1,299.
- 'Argh' moments switching to OS X, Mac OS 9 'amazingly fast', make your own anti-spam machine, and more, Mac News Review, 07.14. Also Mac OS X Routine Maintenance page updated, developer notes for education-only iMac, and a new SATA enclosure for the Mac.
- Higher resolution content, video iPod speculation, and Apple's big file size problem, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 07.13. Apple says movie downloads would weigh in at 1.5 GB, but at iPod video quality, that seems 2-4x bigger than necessary. What is Apple planning? And how will they move all those big files?
- Windows on Intel Macs will/won't grow market, Parallels Desktop review and tips, and return of the Itanic, The Macintel Report, 07.13. Analysts divided on impact of Intel migration and support for Windows, Leopard won't include virtualization, notebook sales pick up after CPU price cuts, and Itanium 2 stumbles forward.
- Edu-iMac too compromised, Mac Portables return to mothership, SheepShaver unstable, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 07.12. Thoughts on the education iMac, the Mac Portable, and the value of a Mac Plus in 2006. Also SheepShaver feedback, OS X ligature problems, and MP3 software for OS 8.
- Adding 'lost' OS 9 features to Mac OS X, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 07.12. While OS X offers a lot of things the classic Mac OS didn't, longtime Mac users may miss some features of the Classic Mac OS not included with OS X. 7 programs to restore some of those features.
- Translucent gray box in OS X, AFP Connection Problem in Classic stump Mac Daniel, Dan Knight, Mac Daniel, 07.12. One Mac has been displaying a gray box for months, another started doing the same thing a week ago. And booting Classic always results in a problem with AFP Connection Status.
- Using low-cost laptops as 'not so thin' clients in the Mac office, Andrew J Fishkin, The Mobile Mac, 07.11. "...it's because of the outstanding Windows support built-into OS X that I can even think about using Windows machines in my Mac office."
- Is the new edu-iMac a good value or simply too compromised?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 07.10. The new education-only iMac is mostly the same as the consumer model, but how big an impact will the Intel graphics have on performance?
- Installing OS X 10.4 'Tiger' on DVD-challenged Macs using FireWire Target Disk Mode, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 07.10. Mac OS X ships on a single install DVD, which Apple will exchange for CDs at $10. But if you have access to a DVD-equipped Mac and a FireWire cable, you're good to go.
- Western Digital inferior?, the education iMac, metric politics, and a new Mac user, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 07.07. Are WD hard drives better or worse than average? Is the education Mac really a good deal? The politics behind the metric system, and a new Mac user starts with a Power Mac G4.
- $899 education iMac, Classic on Intel Macs, LCD in an eMac, Mac mini in a Prius, and more, Mac News Review, 07.07. Also Mac mini "almost sinfully attractive", Mac mini benchmarks, iPod Updater 2006-06-28, new iPod car options, and more.
- Apple fixes MacBook discoloration, 'Book sales see 39% growth, keeping your 'Book cool, and more, The 'Book Review, 07.07. Also MacBook a sales success, another dead Mac, 10.4.7 updates adds two-finger right click, MacBook Pro biometrics, bargain 'Books from $139 to $1,650, and more.
- Can Apple's consumer MacBook really replace two PowerBooks and a ThinkPad?, Andrew J Fishkin, The Mobile Mac, 07.06. One user's experience replacing a 12" PowerBook G4, 15" PowerBook G4, and IBM ThinkPad X32 with a black MacBook.
- Vintage Macs with System 6 run circles around 3 GHz Windows 2000 PC, Tyler Sable, Classic Restorations, 07.06. Which grows faster, hardware speed or software bloat? These benchmarks show vintage Macs let you be productive much more quickly than modern Windows PCs.
- Run Windows apps without Windows, 2.33 GHz Core Duo shipping, Parallels Desktop review, and more, The Macintel Report, 07.06. CrossOver will allow Macintel users to run Windows apps without Windows, the fastest Core Duo to date is shipping, Macworld looks at Parallels Desktop, and more.
- Apple's secret battery reset utility for WallStreet and Clamshell iBooks, Joe Rivera, Mac Fallout Shelter, 07.05. If your old 'Books battery isn't taking a charge like it used to, Battery Reset 2.0 could help recover its useful life.
- iTunes and the French interoperability law, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 07.05. "Interoperability is a ruse to break Apple's dominance in the digital music market one nation at a time...."
- TopXNotes: A user-friendly solution for creating, managing, and accessing your notes, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 07.05. TopXNotes is a shareware tool for managing your text notes, replacing the Note Pad of the Classic Mac OS.
- Misleading hard drive capacity and the WD settlement, long term Mac value, SCSI drive upgrades, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 07.05. Also thoughts on Color Classic upgrades, questions about Low End Mac's online survey, iPod hard drive upgrades, and the value of a used iPod.
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